Pawns in a nasty chess game

Sadly, it seems evident that members of the Davis Area Cooperative Housing Association have become pawns to be sacrificed in a nasty, high-stakes game of chess between the city and businesses fronting for David Thompson (Neighborhood Partners and Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation. In Tuesday’s edition of The Davis Enterprise, Louis Gonzalez, attorney for Twin Pines, […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Board’s fiscal practices to blame

I would like to correct a misstatement in Tuesday’s article on layoffs. Matt Best, the school district’s director of human resources, stated that the structural deficit facing the district was caused by the expense of step and column movements. This is incorrect. Teachers move up the pay scale based on years of experience and educational […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Support your local businesses

* Editor’s note: The following is a Feb. 14 letter to past customers of Brooks Painting that owner Jeremy Brooks would like to share with the greater community. By Jeremy Brooks I decided that I wanted to reach out to all our past customers with a personal note from my heart at the beginning of […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

10 months later, bin Laden’s family still under arrest

The issue: Only one question needs to be answered: Who in the Pakistani government was protecting the terrorist? Pakistan has charged Osama bin Laden’s widows with entering the country illegally, a relatively minor charge and an act in which they undoubtedly had little choice. THE THREE OF bin Laden’s five wives who were with him […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Online romances always work, right?

Dear Annie: A year ago, my daughter met a man over the Internet. That’s fine, but I have the following issues: 1. She wants to marry him without actually having met him in person. 2. He is from a foreign country where the customs are vastly different from ours. 3. I worry that he will […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Pet peeves of the aquarium

I’m not sure what makes a person want a pet beyond a cat or dog, but many people are attracted to more novel critters as companions: strange rodent pets like hamsters — so cute how they travel around by ball! — rabbits and guinea pigs (who knows what that even is); reptiles like kinda-cute turtles […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Truth about Christians in Mideast

What distorted priorities! While the sole agenda of Sabeel is to continually bash Israel, this Palestinian Christian organization ignores the persecution and declining numbers of co-religionists throughout the Arab Middle East. We know from Sherrill Futrell’s recent Enterprise letter that Sabeel is “an international peace movement” founded to “reach out to other Christians” and the […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Plenty of thanks to go around

By Barbara Archer and Lori Duisenberg The Measure C campaign has a lot of folks to thank for the amazing win in the March 6 election. First and foremost, we would like to thank the voters of Davis for continuing the proud Davis tradition of supporting education. Because of you, our students will continue to […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Self-inflicted wounds in Afghanistan

The issue: U.S. suffers a ‘trust deficit’ following a series of remarkable missteps Since President Barack Obama upped the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan — about 91,000 are there now — the United States and its NATO allies clearly have had the upper hand militarily. But there have been setbacks that threaten our whole […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Ever want to take back that job reference?

Dear Annie: I am getting married in May. My fiancé, “Stan,” didn’t like his last job, so my brother hired him. Stan has been working there for a year. I recently found out that Stan has been pulling nasty pranks on my brother. He never mentioned it to me. My brother works alone during the […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Cut out the name-calling

It is so unfortunate and discourteous that radio and newspaper people feel they must resort to verbal abuse of others, whether it is Russ Limbaugh’s extremely rude and unacceptable comments about a college student or Debra DeAngelo in her Sunday column wishing Dave Rosenberg had said “Rush, you fat, bloated, lump of human excrement.” Limbaugh […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Support Aggie women hoopsters

Upon seeing who won the Big West women’s basketball tournament finals, it is clear the UC Davis Aggies let one slip away. In spite of this, the Aggie women did a great job this year. I look forward to next year and anyone who has not had an opportunity to see these ladies play should […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Don’t chide us for being selfish

According to Jeff Boone (Letters, Sunday), Davis taxpayers are breathing a “sigh of relief” and shaking our heads “at those ‘stupid’ other communities” who did not pass supplemental parcel taxes to support local schools. Why? Because in Boone’s convoluted logic, we are helping our children “at the expense of others.” Boone assumes that because Davis […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,